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Kenworth T270, T300, T370, T800 Recalls, Peterbilt 335, 340, 367 Recalls

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
KENWORTH / T270 2008-2010
KENWORTH / T300 2008-2010
KENWORTH / T370 2008-2010
KENWORTH / T800 2009-2010
PETERBILT / 335 2008-2010
PETERBILT / 340 2008-2010
PETERBILT / 367 2008-2010
Manufacturer: PACCAR INCORPORATED Mfr's Report Date: SEP 02, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V348000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL Potential Number of Units Affected: 135
Summary:

 PACCAR IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 KENWORTH T300, T270, AND T370, MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 T800 AND PETERBILT MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 335, 340, AND 367 VEHICLES BUILT ON CUMMINS' DIESEL ENGINE. THE VEHICLES MAY BE DESIGNED WITH A HARD WIRED, DASH-MOUNTED SWITCH THAT ENABLES THE VEHICLE OPERATOR TO INHIBIT AFTERTREATMENT DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER REGENERATION IN ENVIRONMENTS WHERE THE OPERATOR BELIEVES IT MAY BE UNSAFE FOR ELEVATED EXHAUST TEMPERATURES. DUE TO AN ISSUE WITH THE LOGIC IN THE ECM SOFTWARE IN THESE ENGINES, THE SWITCH MAY NOT FUNCTION CORRECTLY, LEADING THE OPERATOR TO BELIEVE THAT THE SWITCH IS IN "INHIBIT" MODE WHEN IT IS NOT.
Consequence:

 THIS CONDITION WILL PERMIT HOT EXHAUST GASES TO EXIT THE VEHICLE TAILPIPE, INCREASING THE RISK OF MELTING OR BURNING OF NEARBY SURFACES, OR A FIRE.
Remedy:

 PACCAR IS WORKING WITH CUMMINS TO REPAIR THE ENGINES.

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